The Entrepreneur's Money Podcast - Smart Money Management For Small Business
About This Show
Money Only Counts if You Keep It. Every business owner knows this at the core, but the trick is in the HOW. Week after week The Entrepreneur's Money podcast will show you HOW to:
- Bring in more money,
- Smooth out the roller coaster of income,
- Know which marketing efforts are worthwhile,
- Make tax time painless and
- Get past the money brain junk holding you back
Get advice from the experts and have fun doing it. But above all remember: When you tango with Mother Money, don't step on her toes.
Most Recent Episode
078 Jo-Ná Williams on Empowering and Protecting the Artist Entrepreneur
Feb 14 14
Jo-Ná Williams’ life in entertainment began 15 years ago, and her path to coaching the artist entrepreneur and providing legal protection was paved in industry experience. She was 17 years old when she started out working as a backup vocalist. Even though she was young and determined to get her work out into the world, she knew that something was wrong when there was no paperwork and she was not credited for her work. At the same time she was contributing to the success of others. As a result of that experience, something in her shifted. Jo-Ná wanted to work with other artists to show them what to do and how to take care of business so they are protected, and to empower them. After completing law school and receiving multiple offers from different law firms, Jo-Ná understood that whatever it was that others were seeing in her she needed to see in herself, because obviously there was something there. "If they are seeing this in me, I need to see it in myself!" She said. As a result, she eventually founded J. A. Williams Law: the Artist Empowerment Firm in 2011 to provide artists with ways to successfully navigate their careers in the entertainment industry. Law school does not teach one to be entrepreneurial. Jo-Ná had to learn for herself and discover a way to do what she wanted, and now she is able to coach others to do the same. She now teaches others to create a business structure for what it is they want to create in the world. What is an artist?
Anybody who is creative. Artist is an all-encompassing term. Jo-Ná herself is a musician, a writer, and it is anybody that can hone in on the creativity inside of them. Anyone who identifies with the word artist is welcome to work with her. She works with online and new entrepreneurs, musicians, authors, fashion designers, and creative entrepreneurs.